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July 23, 2010

Public Service Announcement: What they really mean by "Children's Programming"

Jade got a special treat the other day and was allowed to watch an episode of Go, Diego, Go!. We cuddled together on the couch as Diego instructed commanded us to clap our hands and point out the obvious route that the characters should take and flap our arms and shout "hola" and "rĂ¡pido", all with a healthy dose of positive feedback.

Suddenly, it occurred on me that the show (and it's relative, Dora the Explorer) is really part of a nefarious ploy to program our children so they do whatever the television tells them to do without question!  How positively evil!


Buy this! Wear that! You will obey me! I command you!

If you've seen even one episode of these shows, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, I encourage you to check it out - but don't watch for too long or they might get you, too!

3 comments:

Geof Harries said...

At least you got to watch Diego, the infinitely cooler, older cousin of Dora. What, with the animal rescue centre, baby jaguars and thrilling regular retrievals from the edge of death, it's so much more entertaining than boring old trips to the library or visits to the chocolate tree.

Chelle said...

AND BOTH DIEGO AND DORA ARE CONSTANTLY SHOUTING ENTHUSIASTICALLY!!! AND WITHOUT ALTERING THE VOLUME OR TONE OF THEIR ONCE DURING A 30-MINUTE SPAN!!!
Even Kai-Lan is better than Dora and Diego...

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Thank goodness cbc does not have either of those shows! Hunter saw one episode last October while we were on holidays on the East Coast and he still talks about it!!!